Welcome to Stable Investor – a resource that helps real people (like you and me) invest sensibly to achieve financial goals, get their personal finances in order, invest profitably in stocks and more importantly, use common sense to achieve what we want in life.
My name is Dev Ashish and I am a SEBI Registered Investment Advisor (What & How can that Help You?).
I am also a private investor working towards my goal of financial independence.
I have been active in Indian stock markets for more than 15 years and I have to admit that Investing is my first second* love. 🙂
* I am married – so you know why I crossed the word ‘first’. Though my wife Aditi still doubts that. 😉 She is a Jewelry Designer and we both are working towards our financial independence (got some coverage in Times of India for our journey – link).
As a SEBI Registered fee-only Investment Advisor, I help people put their financial lives in order (how).
Prior to this, I have worked in banking and energy sector in strategic roles for many years.
I have done MBA from NMIMS Mumbai, one of the premier business schools in India. But don’t worry… I will never preach the nonsense that MBA courses force you to believe in. My MBA has nothing to do with what I write here or what I have learnt about investing. 🙂
Most of what I know today is a result of reading and investing for last 15+ years. When this journey began, I focused primarily on dividend investing. It was (and still is) is my firm belief that when great John D. Rockefeller said “I have ways of making money that you know nothing of”, he was actually referring to dividends. But over the years, my investing framework has matured and even though portfolio now follows a Core-Satellite structure, which has a core of stable, safe, proven, financially sound and boring businesses and satellite part focuses more on growth investing.
I am also an engineer and have worked for few years in an oil company before realizing that finance was my calling. There are 17 more things that very few people know about me. I love travelling and it is a non-negotiable for me. I make it a point to travel to a new place atleast once every 6 months.
I also advise some large and small financial organizations (like AMCs, insurance companies, financial research organizations, robo-advisories) in India & abroad.
But enough about me.
Why Stable Investor?
Stable Investor started in 2011. The site focuses on 3 simple aspects of Long Term Wealth Creation Strategy – Investing, Personal Financial Planning & Common Sense.
Investing is my passion and that is what I have dedicated my life to. Also, given the current inflation scenario and absence of any solid, pensionable government social security program, we just cannot ignore investing anymore.
I also have this firm belief that unless we are able to clean up our Personal Finances and put it on right track, we never achieve our goal of Long-Term Wealth Creation. It is similar to trying to clean your family’s entire house but leaving out your own bedroom. It just cannot work!
As for Common Sense, it is the lubricant of the brain that helps in keeping a sensible head and forces us to keep our feet firmly on the ground. It is an absolute necessity.
How Can I Help You?
I offer professional fee-only Financial Planning services as a SEBI Registered Investment Advisor (Reg. No. INA100005241)
What this means is I can help put you onto a solid financial path that will help you achieve your financial goals, while enjoying life and not struggle with your finances. In a way, I will try to help improve your life in a small way.
Don’t Worry. If your finances are still not as you would like them to be.
Don’t worry if you still don’t understand where your money goes every month.
Don’t worry if you still don’t have any savings to show after years of work.
You are not too late. And you’re not alone. And there is now absolutely no point in blaming others or circumstances for your financial situation. Now is the time to simply act.
I believe in using simple yet powerful financial principles that are based on common-sense and can change anyone’s financial lives for the good.
And this is what I offer as my services. I work with a very limited number of clients. So if you need help figuring out your financial goals or financial planning, just use this form or send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will get back to you as soon as I can.
There’s a world of difference between good advice and advice that sounds good. And I try to offer you the former (good, sensible and actionable financial guidance).
I hope you enjoy the site and visit frequently!
I work really hard to build this site into a resource that not only helps you invest better and upgrade your personal finances, but also helps you manage money in a way that it allows you to live a life that you really want to live.
Thanks for reading this.
And it would be great to have you join me and 13,000+ active members in the Stable Investor Community.